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Doubletree Austin - University Area

This is a 3 star hotel in Austin
1617 IH-35 North, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
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Within walking distance of U of Texas, on-site restaurant and pool
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi (and free wired Internet) and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the U of T campus and the State Capitol
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the pool area
Cons 
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on May 30, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated less than a 5-minute walk from Oakwood Cemetery and within a 9-minute walk of the Frank Erwin Center, a multi-purpose arena on the University of Texas campus, and is well located for guests visiting either location.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all 149 rooms include free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, a 37" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a work desk, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site FUSE restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The on-site Lobby Bar is open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a business centre, a gift shop, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning service, an ATM, baggage storage and safe deposit boxes.

The Joe Jamail Field is 15 minutes away on foot and UFCU Field (softball) is a 7-minute walk away. The Texas State Capitol is 17 minutes away on foot. The Austin Convention Center and the Paramount Theater are both 8 minutes away by car. The Barton Springs Pool is a 12-minute drive away, while the Austin Zoo is 28 minutes away by car.

The Interregional Highway is less than a 1-minute drive away. The Austin International Airport (AUS) is a 15- to 20-minute drive from the hotel. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests seemed to be satisfied and pleased with their stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The rooms were described as clean by many guests, while a few reviewers found their rooms to be spacious and comfortable. A few guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service. A few guests agreed that the staff were quick to respond to guest concerns. Several guests appreciated the free cookies they were offered at check-in.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing destinations on the University of Texas campus and the State Capitol.

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a few other reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant. A couple of guests enjoyed the outdoor pool area.

The Bad
There were only a few concerns found for this property among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests mentioned that they were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise, while a couple of reviewers found their in-room climate control units somewhat noisy. A couple of guests said that the curtains in their rooms did not close fully and did not block outside light very well.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #81 out of 179 hotels in Austin, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 243 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5, with 86% of 478 guests recommending the property.

Guest Reviews

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135.58 USD - 0.00 USD Doubletree Austin - University Area
Rating:
7.2
Good
Ranking:
#9
Out of 135 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.2 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #9 out of 135 hotels in Austin ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"It was not a huge problem, but the girl at the desk said that the snack bar was closed, but you could get sandwiches at the bar. They did not have any. It would just have been nice not to have to go over to Denny's."
Linda from Anahuac, TX US rated Doubletree Austin - University Area 9 out of 10 on February 23, 2005
Michelle from Fort Worth, TX US rated Doubletree Austin - University Area 10 out of 10 on May 30, 2004
Steven from Chicago, IL US rated Doubletree Austin - University Area 8 out of 10 on February 04, 2004
Vincent j. from Beaumont, TX US rated Doubletree Austin - University Area 8 out of 10 on October 25, 2003

Amenities

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Doubletree Austin - University Area

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 78702
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (512) 479-4000
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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